Day 647, Here We Go Again
First it was Democrats; now it’s the Jews.
First came the bomber; some called that a ruse.
Then came the shooter; this time people died,
Standard Jew hatred this country can’t hide.
Forces of hatred unleashed in the land:
And it’s clear that Donald lent them a hand.
If you’re “the other,” you may have to die.
Killed by the other? That Trump will decry.
Fully a third of us think that’s OK.
White Christian values, or shame on display?
We humans are tribal; we’re all deeply flawed.
We will kill over our vision of God.
Death haunts a nation that’s riddled with hate.
Do some think hate makes America great?
Trump told the press something has to be done;
(Synagogues should have a guard with a gun.)
Pence gave a short speech and said, “Let us pray.”
If planning no action, that’s what you’ll say.
Pro gun groups do not think prayer is a threat.
They know that prayer hasn’t stopped bullets yet.
Guns are our idols; must we all bow down?
That is the message while Trump wears the crown.
This Shabbat morning, the country alarmed,
Death went to Temple and death was well-armed.